Richard Roeper

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For 100 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

Average review score: 81
Highest review score: 100 Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Lowest review score: 37 Merry Happy Whatever: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 100
  2. Negative: 1 out of 100
100 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is a slick and entertaining if sometimes overly complicated conspiracy thriller in the vein of “24” that takes the concept of Fake News to mind-bending levels.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Each 22-minute episode delivers a few chuckles — but is almost instantly forgettable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    A thoughtful and fresh take on the subject, thanks in large part to extensive interviews with former child stars such as Wil Wheaton, Milla Jovovich, Evan Rachel Wood, Henry Thomas, Todd Bridges and Mara Wilson.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    “Expecting Amy” is a funny, frank, open book of a documentary — sort of like a stand-up-comic version of “Truth or Dare.”
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    A chilling and involving six-part documentary series. ... Two-time Emmy winner and two-time Oscar nominee Liz Garbus (“Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” “The Fourth Estate,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?”) adds to her world-class credentials with an expertly woven narrative chronicling two equally compelling stories: the search for the Golden State Killer, and the heartbreaking story of McNamara’s own journey.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Despite the first-rate production values and the stellar cast, the plot is like a gleaming 1932 Packard Roadster with serious engine problems: It’s impressive and gorgeous and appointed with all sorts of shiny distractions, but eventually we can’t ignore how it’s weaving all over the road, jerking us around and sputtering this way and that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    “Love, Victor” is a sequel that almost plays as a reboot, despite the cultural and economic differences between Simon and Victor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    “Laurel Canyon” is more of a straightforward documentary. It features dozens of talking-head (and off-camera) interviews old and new and footage of the likes of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, the Doors and more. ... But there are cool little trivia nuggets sprinkled throughout.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    While “Space Force” benefits from Carell’s impeccable comedic timing and his uncanny ability to play yet another character who’s often an insufferable buffoon with not a speck of self-awareness, the humor is hit-and-miss, the big-budget slapstick set pieces are mildly funny when they should be Mel Brooks funny. ... Don’t get me wrong; I enjoyed “Space Force.” The roughly half-hour episodes zip by and elicit a steady stream of smiles and chuckles. It’s just with all the credentials of the main contributors, we hoped for greatness and got … pretty good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Kudos and [three stars] to the actors doing spot-on voice-work, to the animation team for capturing the distinct visuals and slapstick spirit of the classic “Tunes” cartoons — and to the writers for creating timeless stories with no winking references to modern times.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    It’s “Sex and the City” Lite, with none of the sparkle and of-the-moment zeitgeist of that HBO hit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    This is a well-made but not groundbreaking docuseries, confirming what we already knew about this monster but offering little new information.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    “Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything” is a typically smart and insightful and chuckle-inducing show from the amiable actor/writer/influencer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    If only “The Great” were as great as “The Great” seems to think “The Great” is, it’d be pretty great. But this 10-part limited series from Hulu is more tiresome then clever, more sadistically off-putting than wickedly funny, more overwrought than impactful.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is a great-looking series, with just enough CGI shots taken from outside the train to remind us of the ludicrously spectacular nature of this rolling experiment, and nifty camerawork taking us from the colorful decadence of first class through the “Night Car,” a club dripping with opportunities to explore the sins of the flesh, through the “Ocean Car,” with its tanks of fish, to the dark and hopeless and suffocating world of the tailies. Daveed Diggs gives a powerful performance as Layton.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Though “Trial by Media” is about some of the most widely covered, hot-button cases of the last half-century, the tone is somber, reflective and fact-based, heavy on archival footage and present-day interviews with individuals who were connected to the stories on one side of the camera or the other.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Alas, from the opening moments, with an irritatingly stylish camera move unnecessarily teasing us before a big reveal, through the final scenes, by which time the viewer is more exhausted than enlightened, this is one of the more disappointing misfires of the home viewing year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s classic cranky Seinfeld, but there’s such a spring in his step as he moves about the stage, such a twinkle in his eye as his voice goes higher, to the point where he sounds like everyone’s not-good imitation of Jerry Seinfeld, that none of it comes across as angry. This is the comedy of joyful bemusement.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Laurent Bouzereau does a fine job of directing this relatively straightforward look at Natalie’s life and times, but it’s Natasha, who was just 11 when her mother died, who is the on-camera guide.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    “Billions” remains one of the most stylish series on television, filled with first-class production values. ... One can get dizzy keeping up with all the back- and front-stabbing, but it’s entertaining as hell because they all deserve what’s coming to them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    In just 23 minutes, we catch up with so many characters, and not a single moment disappoints.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    There’s a lot of heavy stuff at play here, but it’s all handled with a deft touch. Even when “Upload” gets serious, it’s never more than a scene away from being funny as hell.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    It’s a fascinating blend of fact (or least stories based on factual characters) and fiction, and the performances from the cast of rising stars and reliable veterans are dazzling — but like many a motion picture, “Hollywood” can’t overcome script problems that surface about midway through the story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    “Never Have I Ever” soars in its irreverent yet authentic depictions of an Indian-American girl growing up in the San Fernando Valley. ... This is one of the best new shows of the year.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    There’s a LOT going on in each episode of “City of Angels,” and some storylines aren’t as compelling as others. Still, this is an appropriately terrifying next chapter in the “Penny Dreadful” series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    An addictive murder mystery with terrific performances, some chilling twists and turns — and a shocking finale that veers close to flying off the rails but is kinda great given everything that has already transpired.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    From the sublime to the magically ridiculous, we go to Xanabu Ranch, a sprawling property featuring a jarringly colorful structure with bright red pagodas jutting out from the western edge of the Santa Monica Mountains.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    The cast handles the whip-smart dialogue perfectly. It’s hardly a surprise Barris and Rashida Jones are terrific, but it ain’t easy finding a half-dozen young to very young actors who are so authentic, so skilled at comedic timing, so good at creating original characters who are believable even in his heightened comedic atmosphere. And oh, the subjects “#blackAF” tackles with hilarious, unblinking truth and humor.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    If anything each episode left me wanting more. Not only were the Bulls a team for the ages, they also gave us a sports soap opera for the ages.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    “Mrs. America” showrunner Dahvi Waller expertly captures the historic feminist movement of the 1970s while juggling multiple storylines. ... There are times when Phyllis’ flintiness and her often wildly hyperbolic and convoluted reasoning make her nearly unbearable, but Blanchett is far too good to allow Phyllis to become a caricature. “Mrs. America” isn’t exactly a sympathetic portrayal, but it’s a fair one.

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